Malaysia

  • Penang govt proposes standardisation of i-Sejahtera data with Mosti’s

    16 hours ago

    Penang govt proposes standardisation of i-Sejahtera data with Mosti’s

    GEORGE TOWN, March 2 — The Penang government is proposing that the state’s welfare system, i-Sejahtera’s data be standardised with that of the Science, Technology and...

  • Foreign minister: Malaysia supports any reconciliation effort to end political crisis in Myanmar

    17 hours ago

    Foreign minister: Malaysia supports any reconciliation effort to end political crisis in Myanmar

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — Malaysia will support any effort to reconcile the differences among Myanmar’s leaders to avoid adverse consequences to the people and the state of...

  • Police looking for man from Aceh to assist in probe on syabu seizure

    15 hours ago

    Police looking for man from Aceh to assist in probe on syabu seizure

    BUKIT MERTAJAM, March 2 — Police are looking for a man from Aceh, Indonesia to assist in investigations related to last Thursday’s arrest of five men and the seizure of syabu...

  • GOF: Five-year-old Indonesian boy among 12 migrants nabbed in Op Benteng in Sarawak

    17 hours ago

    GOF: Five-year-old Indonesian boy among 12 migrants nabbed in Op Benteng in Sarawak

    KUCHING, March 2 — A five-year-old Indonesian boy was among 12 individuals detained under Ops Benteng at a workers’ quarters believed used as a transit point for immigrants at...

  • Kelantan, Melaka, N. Sembilan begin Covid-19 immunisation programme today

    17 hours ago

    Kelantan, Melaka, N. Sembilan begin Covid-19 immunisation programme today

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — Three more states started the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme today with leaders and frontline members receiving the Covid-19 vaccine,...

  • After WHO’s Covid-19 warning, Health D-G says Malaysia will do its part for global herd immunity

    18 hours ago

    After WHO’s Covid-19 warning, Health D-G says Malaysia will do its part for global herd immunity

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — Malaysia will intensify its effort to improve existing public health measures and inoculate the masses for worldwide herd immunity against the Covid-19...

  • Malaysian Armed Forces to set up cyber warfare regiment to strengthen cyber defence, says army chief

    18 hours ago

    Malaysian Armed Forces to set up cyber warfare regiment to strengthen cyber defence, says army chief

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) has set up a Cyber Warfare Signals Regiment (99 RSPS) in efforts to strengthen its capacity and preparedness in the face...

  • Sebatik rep submits SD withdrawing resignation

    20 hours ago

    Sebatik rep submits SD withdrawing resignation

    KOTA KINABALU, March 2 — Sebatik assemblyman Hassan Amir Gani today submitted a statutory declaration (SD) to revoke his pre-signed resignation letter that was also submitted by...

  • Health Ministry will assess when interstate travel may resume, says Ismail Sabri

    19 hours ago

    Health Ministry will assess when interstate travel may resume, says Ismail Sabri

    KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 2 — Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri said today the Ministry of Health (MoH) will advise the National Security Council (NSC) when state borders...

  • Cops nab three including couple, drugs worth RM1.37m seized in Klang Valley

    17 hours ago

    Cops nab three including couple, drugs worth RM1.37m seized in Klang Valley

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — Police last week arrested a married couple and another man, all of whom are suspected of being masterminds behind a drug trafficking syndicate in the...

  • Najib taunts deputy minister over NZ holiday while sharing travel info on MCO

    20 hours ago

    Najib taunts deputy minister over NZ holiday while sharing travel info on MCO

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak used the government’s updates on the movement control order today to ridicule Federal Territories Deputy Minister Datuk Seri...

  • Sebatik rep’s pre-signed letter quitting as assemblyman won’t hold up in court, lawyers say

    22 hours ago

    Sebatik rep’s pre-signed letter quitting as assemblyman won’t hold up in court, lawyers say

    KOTA KINABALU, March 2 — Lawyers have downplayed the effectiveness of a pre-signed letter by Sebatik assemblyman Hassan Gani Amir, which states that he would have vacated his...

  • IGP: 27,000 from five state police contingents listed for Covid-19 vaccination under first phase

    19 hours ago

    IGP: 27,000 from five state police contingents listed for Covid-19 vaccination under first phase

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — Police have listed the names of 27,000 recipients from five state police contingents to be vaccinated under the first phase of the National Covid-19...

  • MCMC says will ensure Finance Ministry’s vehicle gives out 5G fairly to telcos

    21 hours ago

    MCMC says will ensure Finance Ministry’s vehicle gives out 5G fairly to telcos

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia and Commission (MCMC) has pledged to subject the government-owned Digital Nasional Berhad to the same...

  • DBKL to focus on Malay reserve land infrastructure development, says FT minister

    19 hours ago

    DBKL to focus on Malay reserve land infrastructure development, says FT minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will focus on planning infrastructure development in the Malay reserve land (MRL) areas so that they are not left behind in...

  • Mida: Nearly RM70b more potential investments in pipeline for this year and next

    23 hours ago

    Mida: Nearly RM70b more potential investments in pipeline for this year and next

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — Approximately RM65.9 billion worth of potential investments are currently being evaluated by the government for this year and for 2022, the Malaysian...

  • Beware of individuals with dubious ‘Tan Sri’, ‘Datuk Seri’ titles conducting extortion, says Johor police chief

    19 hours ago

    Beware of individuals with dubious ‘Tan Sri’, ‘Datuk Seri’ titles conducting extortion, says Johor police chief

    JOHOR BARU, March 2 — Police have advised the public to be cautious and not to be deceived by individuals suspected of using dubious ‘Datuk Seri’ or ‘Tan Sri’ titles in...

  • Kuala Langat Selatan forest fire spreads to over 40 hectares, says Selangor Fire Dept

    21 hours ago

    Kuala Langat Selatan forest fire spreads to over 40 hectares, says Selangor Fire Dept

    KUALA LANGAT, March 2 — The fire at Compartment 15 of the Kuala Langat Selatan Forest Reserve, here, which was first detected yesterday has now spread to more than 40 hectares...

  • Mais respects Federal Court’s decision in unnatural sex case

    20 hours ago

    Mais respects Federal Court’s decision in unnatural sex case

    SHAH ALAM, March 2 — The Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) and Islamic religious authorities in the state will work with the police to ensure that investigations into...

  • Perikatan gaining support by addressing public issues, says Sahruddin

    20 hours ago

    Perikatan gaining support by addressing public issues, says Sahruddin

    JOHOR BARU, Mar 2 — The Perikatan Nasional (PN) government’s focus on addressing public issues and Malaysians’ concerns instead of politicking were likely major factors...

  • Pahang health director: Covid-19 vaccine dispensing in Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital postponed as supply runs out

    21 hours ago

    Pahang health director: Covid-19 vaccine dispensing in Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital postponed as supply runs out

    KUANTAN, March 2 — The postponement of appointments for vaccine shots scheduled at Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital (HTAA) here is not due to queue jumping but because the doses...

  • MetMalaysia: Open burning during hot weather cause of local haze

    21 hours ago

    MetMalaysia: Open burning during hot weather cause of local haze

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — Several areas in the country are experiencing “local haze” which, among others, results from opening burning, especially during the current hot...

  • Minister moots ‘One State, One Federal Park’ concept to make Malaysia ‘Beautiful Garden Nation’ by 2030

    21 hours ago

    Minister moots ‘One State, One Federal Park’ concept to make Malaysia ‘Beautiful Garden Nation’ by 2030

    PUTRAJAYA, March 2 — The “One State, One Federal Park” concept will be adopted to ensure the government’s ‘Make Malaysia a Beautiful Garden Nation’ vision is...

  • Zuraida: 7,000 firefighters to receive Covid jabs starting March 5

    22 hours ago

    Zuraida: 7,000 firefighters to receive Covid jabs starting March 5

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — A total of 7,000 firefighters, who are also the frontliners, have registered to receive the vaccine in the first phase of the National...

  • Doctors’ group calls for GPs, private clinics to receive early Covid-19 vaccination like govt counterparts

    22 hours ago

    Doctors’ group calls for GPs, private clinics to receive early Covid-19 vaccination like govt counterparts

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has called for the Special Committee on Covid-19 vaccine supply to review its categorisation of frontliners and...

  • Sarawak to start free electric bus service in Kuching tomorrow

    23 hours ago

    Sarawak to start free electric bus service in Kuching tomorrow

    KUCHING, March 2 — The Sarawak government launched today Malaysia’s first-ever public bus running on electric power in Kuching City. State Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister...

  • Company director charged with cheating lawyer out of RM9m in 2014

    23 hours ago

    Company director charged with cheating lawyer out of RM9m in 2014

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — A company director was charged in the Sessions Court here today on charges of cheating a lawyer in connection with an investment related to property...

  • Penang govt wants local authority staff classified as frontliners

    23 hours ago

    Penang govt wants local authority staff classified as frontliners

    GEORGE TOWN, March 2 — The Penang government has urged the federal government to recognise local government staff as frontliners under the National Covid-19 Immunisation...

  • Mida says Malaysia’s investments fell 22.4pc to RM164b last year amid pandemic

    23 hours ago

    Mida says Malaysia’s investments fell 22.4pc to RM164b last year amid pandemic

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — Approved total domestic and foreign investments for Malaysia stood at RM164 billion for 2020, a drop from the previous year as opportunities took a hit...

  • If deputy minister wants to be in NZ, let him but find another in Malaysia to work, PKR MP tells PM

    23 hours ago

    If deputy minister wants to be in NZ, let him but find another in Malaysia to work, PKR MP tells PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin should find a replacement for Datuk Seri Edmund Santhara Kumar if the deputy Federal Territories minister can’t...

  • Maszlee demands apology, compensation from Umno’s Asyraf Wajdi over communism claim

    23 hours ago

    Maszlee demands apology, compensation from Umno’s Asyraf Wajdi over communism claim

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — Former education minister Maszlee Malik today said a legal letter has been sent to Umno Youth chief Datuk Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki to demand for an apology,...

  • Mida: Manufacturing sector led investments within country in 2020 with RM91.3b

    1 day ago

    Mida: Manufacturing sector led investments within country in 2020 with RM91.3b

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — Malaysia’s manufacturing sector recorded a total of RM91.3 billion in approved investments for 2020, making it over half of the total approved...

  • Now, non-Chinese Malaysians can join MCA

    1 day ago

    Now, non-Chinese Malaysians can join MCA

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — The MCA can now welcome Malaysians of ethnicities other than Chinese into its party. The political party that had been Sino-centric all this while said...